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CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, TRUNKS AND BAGS, HORSE GOODS, ETC. FOSTER, BESSE & CO., OPERATORS 27 STORES. 317 MAIN ST., BRIDGEPORT. STORE OPEN MONDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS. TIIE NEWTOWN BEE. NEWTOWN, FRIDAY, MAY 21, CIRCULATION: JAHDART 1. 1883 600 3100 The Home Circle. Only a Bunch of Columbine, AND POLLY ANDERSON'S CHIEF. MIS WHICH AFTER ALL DIDN'T ACCOMPLISH WHAT IT WAS MEANT TO. Cella K. Sbnto. In Springfield Republican. J "How nice you smell ! Fryla' dough nuts, ain't you?" Two women, standing near a Btove tn a pleasant, roomy kitchen, looked at each other In dismay as the strident voice reached them from the little out side piazza, where Its owner's attention had been arrested momentarily, and as they considered mercifully, by a giant hydrangea full of bloom in a red tub The older of the two pushed a pan filled with delicately browned crullers toward the younger, with a hasty gesture in the direction of the pantry. "Hide 'em, quick, Julyie," she Bald in an undertone. "Polly Anderson won't leave one If she gets hold of 'em." The pantry door being conveniently near, Julia Frayle vanished through It escaping with her prize, just as the visi tor entered the kitchen. "You allers have such good luck with plants, Hiss Frayle," she was saying, while her harp eyes flitted around the room thought I saw Julyie when I passed the winder. Where'd she disappear to so sudden?" She directed an Inquisitive glance at Mrs Frayle as If expecting to discover on her good-natured faca some Indica tion of embarrassment at the question, but Mrs Frayle's manner was undis turbed. "She went Into the pantry a minute," he answered, shaking a fleck of flour from her apron. "Lay off your bunnit Mlsi Tolly, an' ait down an' taste one of my hot nutcakes. This klttleful is just ready to take up." Polly Anderson had anticipated the Invitation so far as the bonnet was con cerned; the fact that the crullers were till dancing about on the surface of the boiling fat had alone prevented anticipa. tlon of this hospitality also. It waa us ual with her to take things for granted, a comfortable habit from her point of view undoubtedly, If not from that of those called upon to cater to It. The people of Barne Center had however long ago reconciled themselves to mat Ing the best of Folly Anderson's peculi arities. She was a privileged character In her way, being tbe daughter of a for mer minister of the . place, a man be loved to an extent that made toleration of his troublesome daughter possible, even to a generation that had no soften log recollections of him. Miss Polly had been clever In her youth. She was Imply tiresome and iharp-tongued now, hut custom (till obtained for her a de gree of consideration far In excess of her deserts, for she made trouble wherever he went. Julia Frayle bad always found it diffi cult to be civil to the uncharitable, cen sorious old woman. She belonged to a modern generation who looked at things from the standpoint of tbe present, and could tee no reason why the faults of a daughter should be condoned for a long dead father' sake. She was now Inten tionally prolonging her stay In the pan try, and deploring Its construction, that afforded bat twotneans of egress, one a high window filled with Jam pots and, lelly tumblers, the other the door that led into Miss Polly's presence. "Julia," called her aunt's voice, auarpiy. Ainu you round mat sage box yet?" Julia made a wry face, but yielding to the Inevitablt came forth reluctantly, bearing the unneeded sage box with her. She gave Miss Polly a rather ungracious "good morning," and colored deeply when the keen-witted old lady chose to inquire meaningly if they flavored their crullers with sage. "I don't see any thing else you kin be goin' to use it for, Mis' Frayle," she added, disagreeably. Mrs Frayle made no answer. Her un developed imaginative powers had been exhausted by the subterfuge that had liberated Julia from her awkward ha ven of refuge. She was unequal to a further flight of fancy at that moment, and stood looking foolishly at her visi tor, who had drawn a chair close to the stove, and was helping herself greedily from the big earthen dish that stood on its broad apron. "Sage tea is good for the nerves," said Julia Frayle, quickly and distinctly. "Aunt 'Liza an' I thought we'd need some by and by, so I'm going to make it." The sight of her good aunt stand ing like a culprit before their unwel come guest exasperated her. She had spoken Impulsively, but felt no regret at having done so when the words were said, though she knew that Polly An derson, so used to dealing in sharp-edged ambiguities herself, would not fail to understand her. The little involuntary sniff that the latter gave proved that her conclusion was a correct one. thousrb Miss Polly responded only by a meaning less "Oh!" "Them nuts need turning. Aunt 'Llzi," said the girl, breaking the awk ward pause. "Give me the fork a min ute." The dish was nearly empty now, and Julia did not gain in the good graces of Miss Polly when, after replenishing it. she set it upon a distant table, with a significant thump Intended to indicate that this supply was not to be tampered ith. Mrs Frayle regarded Julia helplessly She was a peace-loving woman, so av erse to giving pain that she seldom per mitted herself to utter a reproof however much one might be needed. Julia's rude speech made her feel very uncomfort able, and concerned as to Its ultimate consequences as well. "I want to know what you think of my root beer, Miss Polly," said she ner vously with a view to propitiating the offended old woman. "It's the beet I ever made, I think, Jon't you, Julyie?" J Julia was spearing the crullers with an aroused expression of countenance. 'I dunno's I do," she answered, shortly, then, relenting as she saw her aunt's troubled face, she added, "You always make it better'n anybody else. I'll run down cellar after it if you'll watch these They're about ready to come out." I declare, Mis' Frayle, I'm surprised at you," began Miss Polly, before Julia had fairly gotten out of hearing, and picking up the cruller that Mrs. Frayle had ust dropped from the end of her fork. "You let that gal run right Over you. She sasses people right an' left, an' teems to think she's got a right to Don't you s'pose I'm bright enough to see through her sage tea for nerves? I ain't quite a fool yit, if I am a poor, friendless old woman." Her voice quivered, but it was with anger, not of sadness at the picture she had evolved of her lonely age. The faded eyes were dangerously bright, and the bcels of her heavy shoes struck the floor in a series of very energetic tap as she rocked back and forth ex where I ain't wanted, Mis' Frayle," she cltedly. Mrs Frayle did not know what to do. "Julyie don't mean half what she says," she hastened to interpolate apolo getically. "She's young and quick tempered and flighty, but you remember Mirandy Coles she's her mother right over agin, for all the world. I hope you won't lay it up agin her, Miss Polly. I never pay no 'tention to her when she's like that." In her distress the crul'.er which she was holding aloft fell back into the ket tle with a splash that sent little spatters of fat radiating in all directions. Both women screamed and jumped backward, Miss Polly's shawl getting entangled in her chair so that the latter tipped over, dragging her with it. The noise they made brought Julia from the ppUht. with a face of consternation. Mrs Frayle had picked Miss Polly up, and both women were satisfying themselves by sundry pulls and shakes that she was unhurt. The picture presented to the gaze of the fun-loving girl, as the two women stood facing each other, shaking their bespattered clothing, and making futile attempts to extricate the shawl, and restore the heavy chair to an up right position, was irresistible. She threw back her pretty heal, and laughed so that the room rang. The stinging deluge, supplemented by the laugh, com pleted Miss Polly's discomfiture. She gave a violent pull to her shawl, which freed it minus much of its fringe, and pinned it on wijb shaking fingers. "I ain't goin' to stay a minute longer SCENES IN MIDDLEBURY. v- 4, J i i ntfiiMi (a You Never I Bought aSiO Suit with the ali-the-way- through good ness of the kind ne self. Last year and the year before you couldn't buy a suit of like quality for less than $15; the tai.- ur wamea avo am more for suits ni better than these. : Ill I I O...J r t. . ' n-prices nave fallen whiie suit-quality has kept the high standard ne've always maintained. If you're a judge of what a good suit ought to be, we want you to see these $10 xuts. Compare, test, ex amine. The more you do the more you'll wonder at the low price. These suits come in every wanted cut ana fabric sack suits of fashionable cut in Scotch plaids and checks; rough goods; mixed goods; plain black and blue. You'll change all your ideas of $10 suits if you'll come and see these at Meigs' Corner. We Sell Golf Suits, Golf Coats, Golf Breeches, Golf Stockings, Uolt Caps. BRIDGEPORT. CONN. Open Monday, Friday and Saturday Evenings. it 0 a4aaa iiiata 44f ttttttt))tttUt gay bouquet. She laid a withered hand on his sleeve. "Give that to Hitty Wells," she said, significantly. The young maD started, and the quick color rushed ovei his tanned cheeks. He stared at the upturned face at his side without uttering a word. Miss Polly was watching him intently. CONTINUED IN NEXT ISSUE. iiAit.vijuu 1JA.&.X, yuAG&Ai-AUU, AT THK SOUTH END OF WHICH IS THE POPULAR WALLACE HOUSE AJSD PICNIC GROUNDS. TnE WALLACE STEAMER WHICH PLIES ON THE LAKE. S& A GLIMPSE OP MIDDLEBURY GREEN. said, bitterly affronted. "I never was treated like this in all my life before, I wouldn't have believed it of you, Eliza Frayle, an' I guess folks will be took aback when I tell 'em what a welcome you've giv' me here, epattering me all over with hot fat an throwin' out at me as if I was a nuisance. There are Dlentv of folks that are glad enough to see me without my bein' beholden to them that aint." Mrs Frayle dropped down on the over turned chair, too nearly petrified to ex postulate. Straits of this kind had not come In her way, and she did not know how to meet them. She was too much overcome even to follow her departing guest to the door, but Julia did so and watched her " hurrying down the walk with the speed of one spurred on by righteous Indignation. She was already ashamed of herself, but pride would not allow her to humble herself before Polly Anderson. It was several minutes be fore she returned to the kitchen. Mrs Frayle, aroused to life by a sight of the beer bottle still in the hand of her niece, slowly arose from her unsafe position. "I s'pose she's gone," said she. " "Yes," answered Julia, briefly. There was an odd note in her voice and Mrs Frayle turned and looked at her. The merriment had wholly yan- quisned from the girl's face. Mrs Frayle felt a vague curiosity to know what oc casioned the Budden change. "Which way'd she go?" ehtfasked. "Ijp towards the Eilises," said Julia, in a tone as dull as before. Mrs Frayle went to the window and looked out. "I don't see her nowheres," she said looking hack at her niece. "What do you s'pose become of her?" Julia went to the sink and turned tbe faucet noisily. Her face was - not yisl ble to her aunt. The tinkle of the run ning water gave her voice a smothered sourd. "She got a ride," she answered presently, "Reuben Carter came along and took her in. Won't she make out a pretty story?" She ended with a short, harsh laugh. Mrs Frayle's face con tracted. "I'd ruther gin anything than had that happen," she tald, anxiously. "There won't be no end to what she'll Bay about you now she's mad. I wish you'd been more careful. Wbat'll he think?" Julia faced about superbly, her head held high in the air. "I'm sure I don't- care what he thinks," she said, though her face was white. "I ain't goin' to fret about Reuben Carter's opinion, I know. Ain't it about time to put that meat in the oven? I'm goiDg to make a blueberry pudding, too. I dunno's ever want to see or eat a doughnut again." Miss Polly had welcomed Reuben Carter's providential Invitation with ex ultation. It enabled her not only to avoid tbe long walk over the dusty and shadele8S road, but to find a confident for the wrath that was consuming her while her recollection of its cause was still fresh. The sturdy young farmer noticed the light in her worn eyes and the unwonted color on the wrinkled cheeks, but attributed both to the heat, and felt a great compassion for the frail old creature whose life seemed to him so difficult. "I'm glad I happened along," he said, kindly. "If I hadn't stopped to pick this columbine, though, I should have missed you, Pretty, ain't it?" He held up a large cluster of the deli cate bells as he spoke with a boyish laugh, and the quick-witted old woman divined the thought that underlay the tenderness with which he handled the Fairfield County Chat. ous damage done. Heavy rains always ( make trouble at this point. E ASTON. BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES. Next Thursday evening, May 27, Prof Timothy Drske of Abington, Mass., will present the "Passion Play of Oberam mergau" at tne Baptist church. This play is looked upon by all people throughout Christendom to be a grand sacred leseon. The views are shown with a strong calcium light and portray in a striking, lifelike manner what Christ did for us the last week he was on earth. STRATFORD. TOWN AND PERSONAL JOTTINGS. The Veteran association hsld a meeting Saturday evening to arrange for observ ance of Memorial day. Our market gardeners are complaining of too much wet weather. Mrs Carlos Blakeman of Oronoque is reported as seriously ill. Mrs Charles H. Silliman has so far re covered from her illness as to be able to leave her room. James Sandford is seriously ill, having had an operation performed for fistula. Knell's island makes itself smelt during these foggy days. With an easterly wind the nuisance is almost unbearable. Mr Stanton, who bought out the con fectionery business formerly run by Paul Carey, has closed the place up, as he was unable to make it pay. The Young People's society of the Con- gregati3nal church held a very pleasant sociable in the lecture room, one evening last week. Bristol & Jewell have a new delivery wagon of the very latest style. New tar walks have been laid from the corner of Booth's block to the hardware store, and on the south side of the Town hall. Mr and Mrs Robert Frothingham are again visitors at the Benjamin house for the summer. The second of Prof Corlew's moth era meetings, waa held in Town hall, last wees, and was addressed by Prof A. B. Morrill of New Haven. An entertaining program of music and ad dresses was presented, and the large au dience present were highly entertained. Rev W. H. Lannin, of the Advent church, Bridgeport, made the principal address at the laying of the corner stone of the Advene mission chapel, Sunday af ternoon, in the presence of a large audi ence. A large delegation from Houeatonic Orange went to Westport, one evening last week, for a fraternal visit. The vis itors were royally entertained. The stormJrevented a large gathering at the last meeting of the Chautauquaa Circle, but those present were well paid for braving the elements. The program was arranged by Miss Mary Fairchild There was a very pleasant gathering of the Y. F. S. C. E. at tbe home of Mrs G. W. Carey, one evening last week. D. C. Wood is having his house newly painted. Sterling H. Bunnell of Lockport, N. ., has made a short visit with his par ents, Mr and Mrs Rufus W. Bunnell. L. F. Judson has returned from South ern Pines, where he has been spending the winter. He reports his health much improved. The heavy rains washed the sand on to the trolley track under the railroad bridge, at Main street, and a north bound car was thrown off the track. No eerl-i Charles J. Hughes of the Stratford Granite Works, Bridgeport, has recently placed two very handsome pieces of work in the cemetery at Easton Baptist church, i ments on cards, etc., can be ordered of THE BRIDGEPORT MUSIC STORE. The largest assortment of sheet music music folios and instruction books in the state can be found at 63 Fairfield avenue, Bridgeport. They sell the best music for 10 cents a copy. There you wiU also find all kind3 of musical instruments at the lowest prices. They frame pictures to order and carry an immense stock of framed and unframed pictures of all kinds. They buy, sell and exchange sec ond hand sehool books and carry a fine ine of blank books and stationery. They sell day boots and ledgers containing COO pages for the small sum of $1. If you wish any vuitiDg cards they will furnish an engraved plate with 50 cards for $1. If you have a plate they will furnish and print 50 cards for 50c. Work and stock guaranteed first class, and all The Bee's readers are invited to call and examine samples. Wedding invitations, announe?- One is a Scotch granite cottage monu ment, on the lot belonging to the daugh ters of the late Reuben and Catherine Gilbert. The other is a heavy Quincy granite tablet for Reuben Gilbert and wife. Mr Gilbert was a former resident of this town, but died many years ago. His widow was a daughter of the late Samuel Lyon of Tashua, and she Jrecent ly died at Long Hill, at the advanced age of 93 years, and was brought here for in terment beside her husband. Mrs Eli Wakeman of Bridgeport has recently visited Mrs William Sherman. Howard Silliman has spent a few days in New Haven, the past week. David Osborn is quite ill with erysipe las on his face. Dr Osborn of Bridge port is in daily attendance. The Apetuck mail to Bridgeport, via Easton, is to be discontinued after July 1. The Northrop Publishing Co., 63 Fair field avenue, Bridgeport, at prices that will surprise you. WESTON. CHURCH, GRANGE, PERSONAL. Norfleld Grange entertained a large number of guests from New Canaan and Westport on Friday evening last. The program was in charge of the former Grange. A large delegation from Nor fleld visited Greenfield Hill Grange on Tuesday evening. Mrs G. B. Starges is visiting in New Haven. Mrs Emma Sturges will conduct the Norfleld Y. P. S. C. E. meeting on Sun day evening.. Miss Lena Scribner of Bridgeport has visited Mrs Lloyd Godfrey. Miss Irene Perry and Miss Daisy Scudder have been guests of Miss May Beckerly of Danbury. Mrs J. S. Lane is entertaining her brother and siBter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Pitkin from Illinois. Miss Eva Godfrey and sister Miss Annie Godfrey of Bridgeport, are spend ing a few days with their grandmother, Mrs Pauline Godfrey. Rev U. O. Mohr of Georgetown preach ed in tbe Congregational .church on Sunday. The funeral of Miss Edith Rockwell, aged 17 years' daughter " of Frederick Rockwell of this place, waa held from the Congregational church on Saturday last. Mr and Mrs Isaac Sterling returned to Shelton on Monday. Miss Hawley Williams has visited her aunt in Redding., THE BEST REMEDY FOR RHEUMATISM. James Rowland of this village states that for 25 years his wife has been a suf ferer from rheumatism. A few nights ago she waa in such pain that she was nearly crazy. She sent Mr Rowland for the doctor, but he had read of Chamber lain's pain balm and instead of going for the physician he went to the store and secured a bottle of it. His wife did not approve of Mr Rowland's purchase at first, but nevertheless applied the balm thoroughly and in an hour's time was able to go to sleep. She now applies it whenever he feels an ache or a pain and finds that it always gives relief. He says that no medicine which she had used ever did her as much good. Fairhaven, N. Y., Rrgister. The 25 cent and 50 cent sizas for sale by Edgar F. Hawley, Newtown ; S. C. Bui., Sandy Hook ; W. N. Hurd, Stepney Depot. OASTOIUA, n Not only piles of the very worst kind can be cured by DeWitt's Winch Hazel salve, but eczema, scalds, burns, bruises, boil?, ulcers and all other skin troubles can be instantly relieved by tbe same remedy. Edgar F. Hawley, New town; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook: A. B. Blakeman, Botsford; B. Hawley t Co., Stepney. The Westfleld (led.) News prints vhe following In regard to an old resident of that place: "Frank McAvoy, for many years in the employ of the L., X. A. & C. Ry. here, fays : 'I have used Cham berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy for 10 years or longer am never without it in my family. I consider it the best remedy of the kind manufactur ed. I take pleasure in .recommending it.'" It is a specific for all .bowel uiauiucia. lur saie oy jsi. if. Hawley, Newtown; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook; W. N. Hurd, Stepney Depot. Don't neglect a cough because the weather Is pleasant; before the next storm rolls around it may develop into a serious difliculty beyond repair. Ona Mipute cough cure is easy to take and will do what its name implies. E. F. Hawley, Newtown; S. C Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B. Blakeman; Botsford; . Hawley & Co., Stepney. C ASTORIA For Infant and. Children. Tit he-Si Km Wholesalers and Retailers, CITY I3L3VE-A.or5r, 36 WALL STREET, BRIDGEPORT, C02JN- Try A Bottle of Their COUGH SYRUP. White Pine and Tar, For Coughs and Colds, 25c a Bottle.